Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds 8/24/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Sal Romano
The Chicago Cubs head to Great American Ball Park on Thursday, August 24, 2017 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta for the Cubs and Sal Romano for the Reds.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -175 and Cincinnati at +157. The Cubs have a 59-59-6 over/under mark and a 51-73-0 run line record. The Reds are 64-62-0 against the run line and have a 69-53-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 59-59-6 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 51-73-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 69-53-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 64-62-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
08/23/17 3B Kris Bryant Hand injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Cincinnati Reds
08/22/17 2B Ben Zobrist Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Cincinnati Reds
08/18/17 P Justin Grimm Finger 10-day DL (08/18)
08/17/17 P Jon Lester Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17)
08/11/17 C Willson Contreras Hamstring 10-day DL (08/10)
08/04/17 SS Addison Russell Foot 10-day DL (08/03)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/22/17 P Homer Bailey Undisclosed "?" for next scheduled start
08/18/17 P Scott Feldman Knee 10-day DL (08/18)
08/15/17 C Devin Mesoraco Foot 10-day DL (08/13)
08/13/17 P Austin Brice Side 10-day DL (08/13)
08/10/17 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow 10-day DL (08/07)
06/29/17 P Brandon Finnegan Tricep 10-day DL (06/28)
06/26/17 P Bronson Arroyo Shoulder 60-day DL (06/19)
06/18/17 P Anthony DeSclafani Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 60-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 67-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 13-8 record with an earned run average of 3.63 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 141 strikeouts over his 146.1 innings pitched and he's given up 129 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 462 hitters and walked 204 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 990 base hits and 499 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 440 batters and struck out 1,085. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team Chicago is hitting .251, good for 19th in the league. The Cubs hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 122 hits this season in 450 at bats with 85 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .516 and an OPS+ of 133. Kris Bryant is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 429 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The Cubs have 1,057 hits, including 209 doubles and 177 home runs. Chicago has walked 467 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,064 times as a unit. They have left 878 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 610 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 53-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.32, Sal Romano has a 3-5 record and a 1.58 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 45.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 50 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 467 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 485 batters and walked 209 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.42. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,163 base knocks and 672 earned runs this season. They have given up 210 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 482 hitters and struck out 1,016 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 5.22.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 16th in the league. The Reds hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Adam Duvall comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .315. He has 124 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 473 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .526 with an OPS+ of 113. Joey Votto is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .447. He has collected 137 hits in 438 at bats while driving in 87 runs. He has an OPS+ of 168 and a slugging percentage of .591. The Reds as a unit have 1,105 base hits, including 196 doubles and 181 homers. Cincinnati has walked 445 times this year and they have struck out on 1,011 occasions. They have had 900 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 4.79 runs per game and totaled 604 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +157
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